Events and activities
There are various networking and support opportunities within the MERU community, as listed below.
To join the MERU community and take part in any of the events and activities, please complete the form linked to on the right of this page.
Future Event - Transform MedEd Conference
Jointly organised by the School of Medicine, Imperial College London, and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore, Transform MedEd is a premier international medical education conference which has transformation as its core theme.
As you may be aware we took the difficult decision to postpone Transform MedEd 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We are now pleased to announce our rescheduled conference, Transform MedEd 2021, will be held in London on 19th and 20th November 2021. In celebration of all the inspiring work contributed to Transform MedEd in the last year, a digital programme will be released from June 2020. Information on our online sessions exploring key ideas in medical education, based our theme of medical education transformation through innovation and technology, will follow.
The exciting two-day programme for Transform MedEd 2021 will bring together the diverse perspectives of medical educators, academics and innovators, with those of students, patients and industry leaders. The conference will provide a forum for local and international experts to share their knowledge and experience, whilst engaging active participation of delegates through workshops, symposia, short communications, plenaries, panel discussions and seminars. Transform MedEd 2021 will offer our delegates unprecedented access to transformative medical education developments, building on the programme we had prepared for you and yet offering opportunities for even greater reach and diversity.
For further information and to register, please see the conference website: https://www.transformmeded.org
Have you ever thought about getting involved in education research but didn't know where to start? Do you want to engage with a methodology that allows you to be creative and at the same time submit a paper for publication? The autoethnography cycle has been set up to help us reflect on Higher Education teaching and learning, and medical education. Further information and full description can be found on our autoethnography cycle pages.
SOMMER Seminar Series
The School of Medicine Medical Education Research (SOMMER) Seminar Series will be running a series of medical education research seminars across the upcoming academic year, with talks and panels with senior internal staff and exciting external speakers. For more information and upcoming events, please see our series page.
Annual MERU conference
The annual MERU conference is usually held in September to review the work and research currently ongoing within the MERU community. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow members, as well as coming together to hear about research that is being conducted within the College.
The 6th Annual MERU Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. Further details will follow soon.
Monthly MERU Forum - now by webinar
The MERU Forum is a discussion forum for anyone actively involved in teaching, curriculum development or education research across Imperial College; from our staff to our many NHS partners and our sister unit in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, as well as students at all stages of their education.
Previously, the MERU Forum met once a month to hear from expert speakers, share experiences and offer support and advice for your educational projects in an informal atmosphere where you can discuss the latest thinking in education, ask for advice on ethics approval or funding for your research project, or simply listen to our expert speakers. We know our members find these meetings valuable but cannot always attend, therefore we are now trialling a session on webinar events instead, starting in November 2018, to include everything as mentioned before, but with wider accessability.
Further information on our upcoming MERU Forum webinars can be found here.
Lead for MERU Forum meetings
- Dr Robert Goldin, Professor of Liver & GI Pathology, Department of Medicine
Clinical Teaching Fellow Network
The aim of the network is to connect clinical teaching and education fellows across the Imperial and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine campuses. It is an opportunity to share, learn and collaborate with each other on teaching activities and research projects.
For more information and to join the mailing list, contact us.
The Clinical Teaching Fellow Network produces a quarterly newsletter with news, events, teaching opportunities and interest pieces. To contribute and to join the mailing list, contact us.
Survey Opportunity for Medical Students
What is the value of early patient exposure to medical students in Years 1 and 2?
What was the impact of the Year 1 and 2 clinical attachments on you? What did you learn and what value did these experiences have for you?
If you're an MBBS Years 2-6 student and would like to share your experiences through a short questionnaire which we anticipate will take no more than 15 minutes, and which will help current Year 2 students undertake a project as part of their assessed curriculum, please click here for more information and for the survey itself.
One respondent completing the questionnaire will be randomly selected to receive a £50 Amazon voucher.